^54^m2 the Grade
An inside Look
The Program for
the Exceptionally Gifted
President' s Message
/ had a long, newsy letter composed fur this space. Then, shortly before this magazine
went to press, something extraordinary happened - something every college president
dreams about. This is the press release we sent out:
MBC Receives $10 Million
Mary Baldwin College announced today [April tS, 1997) that an anonymous
donor has made a cash gift commitment of $ 10 million. This is the largest cash gift
ever received by Mary Baldwin, and among the largest ever given to a women's
college. This gift is unusual not only in its si:e hut also in its purpose, which is to
use as funding for several one-time projects.
The donor said, "1 believe that Mary Baldwin College has a bright future, and
that in the C(iming years it will become known nationally as the college for women
who want to learn leadership and as a place where ethics and standards are high.
I wanted to help make that happen."
The gift will allow MBC to enhance facilities and educational opportunities in
the areas of technology, math and science, and restoration of historic buildings.
"This is not for business as usual," comments Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, president of
MBC. "This money will be used to directly improve the quality of the education
we offer our students and will help position Mary Baldwin for the 2 1st century. We
used to talk about what we would do in the future. Well, the future is now."
Included in the $10 million are funds to restore the historic Administration
Building and the adjoining McClung Residence Hall. The Administration Build-
ing, the college's first permanent structure, was built in 1844 and is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Two U.S. presidents, Woodrow Wilson and
Dwight D. Eisenhower, spoke from its portico. The gift provides for badly needed
structural repair, replacement of the electrical, heating and air conditioning,
plumbing and fire-protection systems, and asbestos removal. In the Agnes
McCluiig Residence Halt, student rooms will be renovated to current standards of
technology, comfort, and safety.
The anonymous gift also provides funds for upgrades to science and math
laboratories in the Jesse Cleveland Pearce Science Center and other academic
buildings to better accommodate individual student research and technology and
to increase safety and accessibility. It will also fund substantial technology and
computer laboratory improvements, including a multi-modal language lab, as well
as provide for training to ensure that faculty and students can use the new
technology to maximum educational advantage.
This is an important moment in the evolution of MBC, something to build imjor
the future. I rejoice with you. Thank you all for the enormous effort, dedication, and
love that you give to Mary Baldwin. It is the foundation out of which gifts like this
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10 I Write
An Interview by Sarah H. O'Connor
Doenges Scholar/ Artist David Bradley
talks about how his writing has evolved.
14 Beyond Making the Gr.ade
by Sarah Cox
An inside look at the Program for
the Exceptionally Gifted
18 Prends Courage
by Ann White Spencer
Ann Allen Savoy '74
Making Cajun Music History
2 Campus News
6 News Bytes
25 Alumnae Notes
26 Chapters in Action
lOiEs pufcHkaCBDCi is prinEeii on rec7d:evi paper.
Is Honor Still Alive?
The college takes a
day off to talk about it
by David Meeks
Upon first entering Mary Baldwin College, all
freshtnen sign the following pledge: "Believing in the
principles of student government, I pledge myself to
uphold the ideds and regulations of the Mary Baldwin
community. I recognize the principles of honor and
cooperation as the basis of our life together and shall
endeavor faithfully to order my life accordingly and to
encourage others to fulfill the ideals of the system."
The more than 1,200 students at the school say
they will abide by the honor code, that they will not
lie, cheat, steal or plagiarize. Their signatures on the
pledge prove it.
But according to Dr. Virginia Francisco [MBC
'64], professor of theatre, the college, like many
communities in this country, is struggling to apply
the concept of honor to a diverse population made
up of individuals with differing opinions of what
So the students and faculty took a day off
[February 19] to talk about it. Classes were
canceled, and students instead took part in a
day-long discussion of the school's honor and
"We are evaluating the college's honor and
judicial systems, and determining if any
improvements need to be made," Dr. Francisco said.
Dr. Francisco is a member of a committee made up
of students, faculty and staff that has been studying
the honor system at the school. She said no one
event led to the study, no cheating or other scandal
that would shatter the faculty's confidence in the
In fact, most students at the school say that the
college's honor system works well. Students still
take their final exams on their own, without professors
or proctors present to watch for cheating.
And Robin Mathena, chair of the student
Judicial Council, said most of the cases the council
handles are related to underage alcohol consumption
and violations of the school's male visitation policy.
Instead, Dr. Francisco said the move to study
the honor system arose from a gradual erosion of the
concept of honor among students all across the
A recent study showed that 78 percent of high
school students reported cheating on tests. Another
reported that 98 percent allowed another student to
copy their work. "The world beyond the campus is
changing," Dr. Francisco said. "Students think that
cheating is no big deal."
The College of William and Mary instituted the
first honor system in 1779. Nearly every college in
Virginia now has an honor system, most of which are
Students who violate the code are investigated
and, if need be, punished by fellow students. At
Mary Baldwin, penalties for honor code violations
range from warnings to expulsion.
The college also has a student-run judicial system
with a written code of student conduct governing
everything from male visitation to alcohol and drugs.
Students who violate the code of conduct face
penalties similar to those handed out for honor code
violations. Violators are also investigated and
punished by fellow students.
On Wednesday [Feb. 19], students attended
seminars on research documentation, citing Internet
sources, ethics and the need for student cooperation.
Students also got a first-hand look at the
honor and judicial councils at work through mock
trials of student violations. Student trials are
conducted in secret, a practice the students said
may need to be changed.
Ms. Mathena, a senior from Marion, VA, said
she has noticed, over the past two years in particular,
more judicial violations. She said a growing number
of students are reluctant to turn themselves or other
students in for violations.
"The make-up of the campus is changing," she
said. "We're growing in size, but we just have more
students in the same amount of space."
Ms. Mathena said she understood the faculty's
alarm at the trend, and conceded some modifications
to the process are needed. However, she said the
heart of the honor code — that students will not lie,
cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do — must
remain. And the students, she said, must be both
responsible and accountable for their actions.
freshman from Annandale, VA
■■ This was the first time MBC
observed such a day, and I
heard varying opinions on it,
ranging from 'this Is
pointless' to 'what took
them so long?' Personally,
I enjoyed Honor Day. I
thought it was extremely
helpful in understanding
how the honor and judicial
systems really work, and
in deciding if there were
aspects of it that needed
to be changed. '^
This article is reprinted with permission of The Leader Publishing Company.
It appeared in the Staunton Daily News Leader on February 20. 1997.
senior from Marion. VA
A growing number of
students are reluctant to
turn themselves or other
students in for honor code
violations, so some
modifications to the process
may be needed. But. the
heart of our honor code —
that students will not lie,
cheat or steal, or tolerate
those who do — must
remain. It is something I
hold dear. ''
MBC Students Win Prestigious Scholarships
VWIL Cadet Receives
Freshman VWIL cadet Kristina
Justice of Woodstock, VA,
received one of 15 United Parcel
Service Scholarships given to
private Virginia colleges and
universities. UPS Scholars receive
a $2,750 scholarship based on
academic success and financial
need. Robert A. Spivey, president
of the Virginia Foundation for
Independent Colleges, said that
each of Virginia's 15 independent
colleges received a scholarship to
award at their discretion from the
UPS Foundation's Education
Endowment Fund. The UPS
Foundation is the charitable arm
of the United Parcel Service.
Two IVIary Baldwin
Students Chosen as
1997 George C. Marshall
MBC students Jennifer Hughes and
Suzanne Ray were named as two of
the 20 George C. Marshall
recipients for 1996-97. The George
C. Marshall Foundation in
Lexington announced the
scholarships in December.
Students are chosen from Virginia
colleges and universities and are
nominated by their professors.
Jennifer Hughes is a senior
history major from Dahlgren, VA.
GA, is majoring in political science
and history. She will research and
develop a paper on women's
involvement in World War 1.
The Marshall Research Library
is the repository for the papers of
General George C. Marshall, World
War II Army chief of staff, former
secretary of state and defense, and a
1953 Nobel Peace Prize winner. The
library also holds 150 other
collections, and thousands of
photographs, posters, maps, oral
histories, films and videos of both
World War I and II.
The Marshall Undergraduate
Scholarship Program offers a
unique opportunity for
outstanding Virginia college
students to conduct original
research and to develop a paper
related to the time period of
General Marshall, 1900 to 1960.
Each participant's paper is
displayed in the library and
becomes part of the permanent
Each Marshall Scholar receives
$200 upon completion of his or her
research paper, and a $500 award is
given to the author of the paper
considered to be the most outstanding
of the year.
Seven ADP Students
Receive 1996-97 Loyalty
The Adult Degree Program Loyalty
Fund Scholarship Committee
awarded $ 1 ,000 scholarships to the
following ADP students: Debra
Morse Beale, Sharon H. Bradley,
Deborah J. Brown, Vickie S. Budge,
Loren Intolubbe-Chmil, Mary Ann
Mummert and Alan Smith
To be eligible for a Loyalty Fund
Scholarship, applicants must be
degree seeking students with a GPA
of 3.5 or higher. Scholarships are
awarded for academic achievement
and service to ADP, the college and
This year's scholarship
recipients are active in their
communities. Their activities
include providing foster care,
teaching Sunday School,
facilitating a parenting group at a
women's shelter, providing care for
a terminal cancer patient, teaching
emergency pediatric care to
paramedics, and volunteering at a
United Way counseling agency.
Hampton Roads Black
Dacne Brooks, a sophomore from
Grafton, VA, has been awarded a
$1,000 scholarship from the
Hampton Roads Black Media
Professionals, a communicators
group from the Tidewater area of
Virginia. To be eligible for the
scholarship, students must be
majoring in a communications
field and maintaining a 3.0
cumulative GPA. They must also
write an essay on a given topic.
Dacrie's topic was "Must black
journalists serve as advocates for
their culture or be objective at
Dacrie is a communications
major, and she serves as a student
representative to Mary Baldwin
College's Publication Advisory
Board. She was also the first
recipient of Mary Baldwin College's
Central Fidelity Minority Student
The Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Spring 1997
1997 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Virginia State Senator Emily Couric
Virginia State Senator Emily Couric will address the
155th graduating class ot Mary Baldwin College during
Commencement exercises, Sunday, May 25, on the
Martha S. Grafton Library terrace.
Senator Couric of Charlottesville, VA, represents
the Commonwealth's 25th district, which includes
Charlottesville and the counties ot Alhermarle, Greene,
Madison, Nelson and a part of Orange. In 1995, during
her first year in office. Senator Couric became the first
freshman senator to receive the Outstanding Legislator
of the Year award from the Virginia Sheriffs Association.
She serves on three standing Senate committees:
Education and Health; Agriculture, Conservation, and
Natural Resources; and Rehabilitation and Social
Services. Sen. Couric has concentrated her public service
career in education, including two terms on the
Charlottesville School Board, which she also chaired.
She has served on the hoards of more than a dozen
community organizations, ranging from the Boys & Girls
Club to the Jefferson Area Board for Aging.
Sister Friends: Sharing a
Little Time, IVIal<ing a Big
Sister Friends, a mentoring program designed
in the spring of 1 996 by MBC Associate Dean
of Students Marsha Mays, has been a double
blessing for Mary Baldwin College. "Our
program is a two-way street," says Mays.
"Through this program we are establishing a
vital and important connection between
MBC and the local community, and at the
same time we are engaging MBC students in
the community and providing an extended
family for them."
The Sister Friends program pairs African-
American MBC students with African-
American women leaders of the Staunton,
Waynesboro and Augusta County
communities. Mays says, "There are a limited
number of African-American role models in
the MBC community for our students to
connect with, and the African-American
student population is steadily growing.
"We want our minority students to feel
connected. Many of their families live far
away. Their mothers, aunts and sisters who
serve as role models are distanced from them.
The Sister Friends program extends the
student's family and provides a friend with
whom to share life experiences and advice."
This fall, 13 students were paired with
Sister Friend leaders from the local
community. The students met their
mentors for the first time during a tapping
ceremony in October.
"The addition of the Office of
African American Affairs has been a
great help in getting the Sister Friends
program started," says Mays. "Director
Andrea Cornett-Scott is very committed
to the program, and she has been
instrumental in its implementation. The
support from the local community has
also been beneficial." With the help of
Angela Vann of the Staunton/Augusta
Matrons Progressive Club, Mays
identified mentor prospects and solicited
their support through a letter writing
campaign in the spring of 1996. "From
our first letter, we garnered over 40
prospects," she says. "Fifteen women were
able to begin serving as mentors this
year, and of those who had scheduling
conflicts, all said that the program was a
great idea and that they were interested
in helping in the future."
Mays says that a number of Virginia's
college and universities have successful
minority student mentoring programs. The
program at Virginia Commonwealth
University, in particular, sparked her
interest. "They have a larger pool of mentors
to solicit from in Richmond, but our local
area is also wealthy with volunteers. We
were very careful to choose a wide variety of
women to serve as Sister Friends. We have
women in their 20s and women who have
retired. There were no college degree
requirements or other exclusive criteria,
because there are a variety of gifts that
people can give. We wanted women who
were interested in the program and in
befriending the students and becoming a
significant presence in their lives."
Always one to he looking ahead. Mays
says she has plans to improve the Sister
Friends program next year by developing
a questionnaire to utilize in pairing Sister
Friends by common interests.
Sister Friend mentor Cynthia Gray,
who is vice principal of Robert E. Lee
High School in Staunton, says, "I was
happy to become a mentor for this
program. It is important for MBC students
of different cultures to be able to connect
with people locally. It makes them feel a
part of a broader community."
Kathy Casey Smith, who works in the
MBC Office of Summer Programs, is a Sister
Friend mentor to freshman Shanice Penn of
Richmond. "This program is wonderful. I've
met Shanice's mother and some of her family,
and Shanice and 1 have gone shopping and
dined out. It's great to give of yourself, even
if it's just listening when your student needs
someone to talk to. The students seem very
interested in the program. They appreciate
having someone close to pal around with."
inwiN College M.«
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr.
Carrie Douglass published her hook Bulls,
Bullfights and Spanish Idehtities through
Arizona University Press in March.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Laura van Assendelft's book Governors,
Agenda Setting and Divided Government was
published by University Press of America in
Professor of Health Care Administration
Dr. Steven Mosher published his article
"The Regionalized Integrated Health Care
System of Quebec: A Model for the United
States" in Vol. 22 of Quebec Studies. In
December, Dr. Mosher accompanied 1 1
Health Care Administration Program
students to the annual Virginia Rural Health
Association conference. Dr. Mosher is a
member of the VRHA board of directors.
Associate Professor of Psychology' Dr. Leslie
Novack published with David R. Novack
"Being Female in the 80s and 90s: Conflicts
Between New Opportunities and Traditional
Expectation" in SexRoles, Vol. 35, 1996. She
also published with UVA Professor of
Psychology Dr. John R. Bonvillian a paper,
"Word Recall in Deaf Students: The Effects
of Different Coding Strategies," in Percepnwi
and Motor Skdls, Vol. 83, 1996.
Assistant Professor of Communications
Dr. Robert Reicli has coauthored a paper
accepted for publication by Communications
Reports . The paper addresses the role of screen
size in viewer responses to television fare.
Associate Dean for the Adult Degree Program
Dr. Kathleen Stinehart published her article
"Technology Spawns Collaboration,
Change" in the January 1997 issue of
Continuing Higher Education Review.
Associate Dean for the Adult Degree Program
Dr. Kathleen Stinehart and Executive
Director of Alumnae Activities Jane
Kornegay published their article "Adult
Appeal," on working with older,
nontraditional alumnae/i and students, in the
April 1997 issue of CASECuTrents magazine.
Director of Computer Information
Services Bill Betlej joined three other
college informations services directors
to present "Managing the WWW: A
Delicate Balance Between Control
and Anarchy" at the CAUSE
conference in San Francisco in
December. CAUSE is the
international collegiate association
for managing and using information
resources in higher education. The
group's presentation was put together
entirely on-line and the presenters
didn't formally meet each other until
the morning of their presentation.
Their presentation was one of the
highest selling audio tapes and was
placed on the CAUSE web homepage
in RealAudio format.
Assistant Professor of Economics Dr.
Amy McCormick Diduch presented
her paper "Teaching Case Studies in
Introductory Economics" at the
annual meeting of the American
Economics Association in New
Orleans in January.
ADP Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Karen Dorgan presented a
session for elementary and middle
school teachers on "Teaching
Fractions: Going Beyond the
Textbook" at the Eastern Regional
Conference of the National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics in
Baltimore in October. She presented
a similar session at the Western
Regional Conference in San Jose,
CA, in March.
Dr. Carrie Douglass, assistant
professor of anthropology, presented
her paper "To Be or Not To Be: 'Ser'
and 'Estar' and the State" at the
Association meeting in San Francisco
in November. Her paper was part of
the session titled "Southern Europe
and the Anthropology of
Ethnography." She also hosted a
luncheon roundtable discussion on
"Teaching Anthropology in a
Foreign Language Department."
ADP Assistant Professor of Busines.
Dan Dowdy was appointed membership
chair of the Association forContinuing
Higher Education Region 5. He also
serves as advisor for MBC students
involved in the recently-organized
Roanoke Valley student chapter of the
Society for Human Resource
Management. This chapter is one of
the few in the country that includes
representatives from different colleges.
Joining MBC students are students from
Roanoke, Hollins, Bluefield and
Virginia Western Community Colleges.
Professor of English Dr. Joseph
Garrison Jr. served as keynote speaker
at Greensboro College's third annual
Founder's Day celebration in January
in Greensboro, NC. The event
commemorated the chartering of the
college in December 1838.
Professor of Philosophy Dr. Roderic
Owen and MBC Chaplain Rev.
Patricia Hunt gave a presentation on
the college's Carpenter Quest Program
and led a discussion on ecumenical
dialogue and spiritual growth in a liberal
arts context at the annual Institute on
College Student Values in Tallahassee,
FL, in February.
During his fall 1996 sabbatical.
Associate Professor of English Rick
Plant attended the Virginia Writers
Conference in Roanoke, VA, and
worked on a variety of writing proj ects.
His short story "Flatland" was included
in the anthology Sudden Fiction,
published by W. W. Norton Press. His
novella Deaths by Drowning received
third place in the Southern &
Southwestern Novella Breakthrough
Competition. Texas Review Press will
publish Deaths B;y Drowning in the spring
M.A.T. Director Dr. Beth Roberts
presented her paper "Conventions of
Writing and Construction of Meaning
in Kinderearten" at the annual National
in December. Dr. Robei-ts serves as
parliamentarian of the National
Mission Possible: 8tti
Addresses Managed Care
"Mission Possible; Managing Issues in
Managed Care" is the topic for the 8th
Carpenter Conference, scheduled for May
9 on campus. According to Dr. Steven
Mosher, director of MBC's Carpenter
Health Care Program, "Managed care's
presence in the U. S. health care system is
being felt in a number of ways. Some
advocate its growth as a way to manage
costs, but others worry about quality issues.
Our presenters this year will address all
Presenters include Dr. Edward F. X.
Hughes, director of the Northwestern
University Institute for Health Services
Research; Dr. Jeff Goldsmith, president of
Health Futures, Inc.; May Fox, executive
director of the Virginia Association of
Health Maintenance Organizations; and
Myra J. Christopher, president and CEO
of the Midwest Bioethics Center.
The Carpenter Health Care
Conference is aone-day multi-disciplinary
conference sponsored by MBC's Health
Care Administration and Preparation for
Ministry Programs, which are both funded
by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter
Foundation. The annual event draws
capacity crowds to the campus including
health care professionals, consumers,
health administrators, insurance
professionals, government policy makers,
and MBC faculty, staff and students.
A former Guggenheim tcllow, Dr.
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is a native ot
Toronto, Ontario. She received her Ph.D.
in folklore from Indiana University in 1972.
The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Program makes 12 or more distinguished
scholars available each year to visit
approximately 1 00 colleges and universities.
Scholars spend two days at each institution,
meeting informally with students and
faculty members, taking part in classroom
discussions, and giving a public lecture
open to the entire academic community.
Wall Street Comes
to Frederick Street
Thanks to a gift from the Smyth
Foundation, MBC has established a
Business Leadership Lecture Series, which
featured Wall Street business leaders in its
inaugural lecture in early April.
The Smyth Foundation is a
philanthropic organization established by
MBC Trustee H. Gordon Smyth, former
DuPont senior vice president for employee
relations, and his wife, MBC alumna Mary
Beth Reed Smyth '47.
Presenting the first address of the new
lecture series were Delos R. Smith, senior
analyst at the Conference Board in New
York City, and Dr. Steven R. Malin,
assistant vice president for public
information at the Federal Reserve Bank in
New York. The Wall Street duo discussed
current economic conditions; monetary
policy; and society's structural changes
which effect technology, workforce,
demographics and globalization.
1997 Phi Beta Kappa
"Tlie Electronic Village"
Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett,
professor of performance studies and
Hebrew and Judaic studies at New York
University, presented an illustrated talk on
"The Electronic Village," as MBC's 1997
Phi Beta Kappa lecturer. Her presentation
was an exploration of how the Inteniet is
being used to foster community.
College Relations Wins
Two CASE Awards and
a PIVA Award
MBC's College Relations staff received two
awards in the 1997 Division III Council for
Advancement and Support of Education
(CASE) awards competition. The media
relations staff won a special merit award for
"The Virginia Women's Institute for
Leadership at Mary Baldwin College: The
Supreme Court Phase" in the overall
communications program category.
The editorial staff also won a
special merit award for magazine
publishing improvement in the
publications improvement category .
The Vol. 10, No. 1 fall 1996 issue
oiThe Mary Baldwin Magazine received
an Award of Excellence in the Printing
Industry of Virginia (PIVA) 1996 state
competition. This year marked PIVA's
37th year ot competition and over
1 ,700 entries were submitted. The Mary
Baldwin Magazine has been printed by
Good Printers of Bridgewater, VA,
since 1990. This is the third time PIVA
has granted an Award ot Excellence to
the MBC magazine.
VWIL State Funding Approved:
The Virginia General Assembly's final
budget revisions left funding for the
Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership
intact. The Senate version of the budget
called for continued funding for current as
well as future cadets in the program, and
won out over the House version, which
would have phased out state funding for
the program. A bipartisan group of women
legislators spear-headed the movement to
support the program by submitting a letter
of support to the budget conferees.
Virginia Governor George Allen
signed the legislation into law on March
17, 1997. He said, "The positive influence
it has on the women enrolled there is the
best argument I know to continue
supporting full funding ot this unique
This is good news for Virginia residents
entering in the fall of 1997. A tuition
subsidy of almost $7,500 per cadet will be
provided by the state. Together with Mary
Baldwin scholarships, this funding means
that the basic cost of an education at the
rigorous VWIL is less than the in-state
cost of most public four-year colleges. In
addition, many students are eligible for
need-based financial aid.
Spring 1997 • The Marv Baldwin College Magazine
Junior Asanga Wickremeratne of
Sri Lanka beguiles tier audience at
the Culture Fest in February with a
performance of a Sri Lankan swan
dance. Other performances included
a Hawaiian hula, a traditional
Carribean dance, a South African
pata pata dance, a Spanish salsa, a
French dance, an English constancy
dance from the Victorian era and a
German Gypsy polka. The evening
also featured a choral performance
by Japanese students and a
multi-national fashion show.
The Mary Baldn»in College Magazine • Spring 1997
Margaret King Stanley '52
Margaret King Stanley '52 , special projects
director for the San Antonio Symphony,
is planning a city-wide music festival
scheduled for June 1997. The "Musica
San Antonio" festival will feature over
100 local and regional musicians.
According to Margaret, the festival
will he a "celebration of the music of
Texas under six flags: Mexico, Spain,
France, the Confederacy, the Republic ot
Texas and the United States, all of which
ruled over Texas at some point in her
Margaret, who serves on the board ot
directors for the International Society for
Performing Arts, says, "This is the first
festival I have coordinated since 1992. I
am very excited about the entire project."
The Honorable Martha F.
In September 1996,
Martha F. Rasin '69 was
appointed chief judge of
Court, becoming the
first woman to hold one
of the state's three top
cl t ..a judicial posts. Her
appointment gives her
control of the state's fast moving,
100-judge District Court system.
In an interview with Thomas W.
Waldron of The Baltimore Sun, Judge
Rasin said, "I know I've been handed
something precious today."
Waldron wrote, "Judge Rasin's
appointment to the chief judge's job
marked the latest step in a fast rise to
the top ranks of Maryland's legal world.
. . A native of Chestertown, she waited
several years to begin law school after
graduating from Mary Baldwin College
in Virginia in 1969.
She held a variety of jobs during
the interim, including waiting on
tables, sign-painting and working as
a legal secretary, between extended
trips to Europe. She received her law
degree from the University of
Baltimore at the age of 33."
After law school. Judge Rasin
worked in Annapolis with former State
House Lobbyist Bruce Bereano. Rasin
did no lobbying, but handled a variety
of ot legal matters. In 1987, she opened
her Annapolis law firm, and two years
later, then-Governor William Donald
Schaefer appointed her to Anne
Arundel District Court. Last fall, the
man she now succeeds as chief judge,
Robert F. Sweeney, made her the
administrator of the seven-judge
county bench overseeing courts in
Annapolis and Glen Burnie.
"Judge Rasin has developed a
reputation as an expert in the
Maryland's domestic violence law
enacted in 1992," reported Waldron.
". . .she intends to keep hearing cases,
even as she assumes the administrative
chores of her new position. Rasin is
married to Richmond, VA, attorney
E. Blay Bryan."
Melissa E. Patrick '78
Melissa E. Patrick '78
recently returned from
where she served for six
months as the G2 Task
Force Eagle in the U. S.
Army's "Operation Joint
LTC Patrick is a decorated Army
officer who has received the Meritorious
Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf
Cluster), Army Commendation Medal,
Army Achievement Medal and Master
Parachutist Badge. She has served as an S2
in the 2nd Battalion, 55th Air Defense
Artillery; as company commander in the
5 1 9th Military Intelligence Battalion; and
as an operations officer with the 28th
Upon completion of the Military
Officer Award Course, LTC Patrick earned
her Master of Arts in military history from
Duke University. She was then assigned
to teach military history at the United
States Military Academy at West Point.
In 1991, LTC Patrick graduated from the
Command and General Staff College at
Fort Leavenworth, KS, and was assigned
as a Plans Officer with the Office of the
Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, United
States Army Europe. In 1992, she was
assigned to the 1st Armored Division
where she has served as an S3 in the 501st
Military Intelligence Battalion and as an
analysis and control element chief, deputy
G2 and assistant chief of staff G2.
LTC Patrick is the daughter of MBC
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Dr. James
B. Patrick and his wife Eleanor.
Swinging witii the Scotts
MBC Director of African American Affairs Andrea Cornett-Scott
dances with her husband Dr. Edward Scott, MBC associate
professor of philosophy, during the Soul Food Banquet, held
February 26. MBC students, faculty, staff and friends enjoyed an
array of flavorful foods and the swinging jazz of the 40s and 50s
played by the Al Winters Combo.
Spring 1997 • The Mary Baldwin College Magazine
Two ADP Alums Celebrated
Their 10*^ and IS**" Reunions as Published Authors
by Roussie Woodruff 9 1 ADP
Exhausted by the rigors
of college papers and
essays, some of us
graduate from Mary
determined to never write
anything more demanding
than shopping lists and
brief memos. Others, like
Cary Osborne ADP '81
and Annette Reynolds
ADP '86. write and
Cary Osborne '81 ADP
If you're a science fiction fan,
you may already have read
one of Cary Osborne's novels.
Her first, Iroshi, was published
in 1995 by Ace Science
Fiction and Fantasy. It was
followed by The Glaive and
Persea in 1996. These three
books comprise a series in
which Iroshi is the woman
warrior hero, a glaive is a
sword and persea is a drug
that can extend life. Ace will
publish Osborne's fourth
novel, not part of the Iroshi
series, in 1997.
While attending Mary
Baldwin from 1978 to 1981,
Osborne majored in history'
and communications and
lived in Waynesboro. Former
ADP Associate Professor of
History Bob LaFleur was her
advisor and encouraged her
fascination with history. "Our
interests meshed so well," she
said. "He was good at matching
me up with teachers who could
teach me things I wanted to
Gary Osborne lives and
works in Norman, OK. She
says that all of her writing
draws on her knowledge of
history. She is currently
working on novels in several
different genres, including
alternate history, a genre that
poses the question: What if
an actual, historical event
happened differently because
of the intervention of time
Annette Reynolds '86 ADP
Annette Reynolds is
concerned more with the
contemporary than the
historical. Her first novel.
Remember the Time, is a love
stor\' set in Staunton; it will he
released by Bantam Paperbacks
injuly 1997. Remember theTime
is not, Re-^Tiolds, stressed, a
romance novel. It is a realistic
tiction, and it is actually the
second novel she has written.
Her first, The Season, will also
be published by Bantam.
^'^ile studying at MBC
from 1984 to 1986, Re>-nolds
lived in Charlottesville, VA.
"I took a lot of classes on
campus," she said. "I was in my
30s when I went back to college.
1 loved MBC, and I loved
The Season is set in the
city where Reynolds now
resides, Tacoma, WA. She
lives in a 90-year-old house,
with her cat and dog; and,
when she's not writing, she
gardens and works on her
house. At Mary Baldwin she
majored in arts management,
but historical preservation
(a useful subject for
someone with a 90-year-old
house) was her real interest.
She remembers particularly the
help and encouragement she
received from former
Professor of Art Dr. Mary
Echols and Historical
Instructor Dr. Katharine
Brown. "Also," Reynolds
said, "My ADP advisor Dr.
Stevens Garlick really
pushed me during the times
1 didn't think I could make
it. He was inspirational to
Senior Dinner 1997
senior dinner was
94 seniors, faculty,
staff and friends
on February 19.
Berry '51 with MBC
Director of Security
and Safety John S.
Kelly and MBC
Cynthia H. Tyson.
The M.^ry B-SiLD«'in College M.j.g.jiZine • Spring 1997
w V V.
An interview by Sarah H. O'Connor
David Bradley is
the first Liddy
Scholar/ Artist at Mary
His book-in-progress ,
Meditations on Race,
History and America,
is under contract to
What are you working on now?
I'm working on a couple of things. What
I've been trying to do the last couple of
years, because this book, The Bondage
Hypothesis, is taking so long, is to make
sure everything else I do sends me in a
direction I was going to have to go in
anyway. So I'm working on a catalogue for
a photographic exhibit on black fathers,
The book has turned into three
volumes. Originally, it was going to be a
collection of essays that had already been
published. Then 1 thought, "I need to
write some more," and as I started doing
that, I started thinking about things. I
realized I will never be a writer who can do
collected works. It's not going to happen.
So it's taken a long time, but it's very'
interesting, and that's part of the problem.
The other thing is, the world seems to
be catching up with the ideas. The issues
I thought I was way out on a limb on,
they're doing research on at Harvard now.
What is your plan forthe three volumes?
The first one, the one I'm working on
now, is on history. This is the volume that
will be titled The Bondage Hypothesis:
Meditations on Race, History and America.
The second volume deals with
literature and culture. Its tentative title is
The Nonexistence of Black Literature:
Meditations on Race Culture in America.
The third volume is on place,
specifically the South. Its probable title is
Going South: Meditations on Race, Place
When do you expect to finish the first
I no longer make estimates. I expected to
finish it two years ago.
Do you think you'll ever go back to
Oh, yeah. In fact, this book is part of a
two-book contract, and the other book is
fiction. In a sense, that's what this book is
anyway. It's storytelling. It's a lot more
effective for people to understand ideas if
you can wrap them into stories. To me,
there's no difference. It's just, to tell you
the truth, that fiction is a lot easier. I don't
have to worr^' if the house wasn't built at
the right time. I can say it was an^'way.
So you prefer writing fiction?
I write. I mean, I'd write catalogs. It's a
reflex. It's a series of solving problems.
I love to write book reviews. I wrote
book reviews for the Penn alumni magazine
for eight years. It was a lot of fun, and I
learned an awful lot. It was great to have
an object in front of you and a deadline
and length, and I'd never done that kind
of writing before.
The Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Spring 1997
Some people can't successfully cross A good bit of your writing is
over from fiction to nonfiction or vice autobiographical. Are there any
versa. pitfalls in that?
After Chancy sville, 1 was just 30 years old.
Someone came along and said, "You've
successfully solved a lot of the big problems
of writing fiction. You've written a good
novel." And I never thought I'd write a
good novel until I turned 50. It was a big
temptation to rush out and do another
novel. But that book took lOyears.I think
it'll take 10 years to do the next one. And
there were still things I needed to learn. I
knew it. Not that there was anything
particularly bad about it. So there was a
way I didn't really want to go back to
fiction right away.
Is it hard to focus on your writing when
you become well known?
Yes. When I was doing the publicity tor
Chaneysville, I was on the quintessential
four-city tour — your hometown and three
other cities nearby.
Somebody asked me on that tour,
"How do you think your life's going to
change?" I said, "Ah, no, it's not going to
change." Well, it did. I wrote Chaneysville
sitting in a room. Sometimes I'd call the
operator and check the line to see if the
phone was working. I'd call my agent
(fortunately it was a local call) to see if
anything was happening. And it has not
been that way for some years.
On that tour, they sent me to Chicago,
where I had the peak experience of being
interviewed by Studs Terkel.
What was that like?
lllummatmg. I've never seen anybody who
did more homework. He had a book of
mine that was falling apart. To be
interviewed by Studs Terkel, who frankly
I wanted to interview, and to realize that
this guy was such a professional and such
a humble person that he was going to
spend this kind of time studying me for his
interview ... he just did an incredible job
as an interviewer. I said, "This is
professionalism. This is what I want to be
when I grow up." Tliar was the highlight
of the ronr.
It's autobiographical in the sense that I
think the best place to do research is
where you are. I call it research trouve. Mv
own life, especially for what I'm writing
about now — I should have taken notes,
but I didn't. I traveled though Virginia
and North Carolina with my father in the
50s. I never knew what I was going to do,
but that's there. I use myself I've made a
cult of it. "I" interests me. There are fewer
places to hide than when you say you're
being objective. I don't believe in that
kind of objectivity, certainly not for this
kind of book. I wouldn't have spent all this
time with this stuff if there weren't some
serious personal concerns.
I think that the role the church plays
in your writing is interesting. It's
almost as if the church is your place
that you continually refer back to,
like a particular city would be for
That's something that took me a long
while to figure out. Writing that piece
["Portrait of a Small Black Church," The
New York Times Magazine, June 30, 1985]
was part of it. I thought I was going to
write a certain kind of piece, but I started
reading about the traditional role of the
black church, which has been to provide
worship, leadership training and literacy.
Sunday School in the black church was
originally a real school. The Bible was the
vehicle, but the object was literacy. And
the church was the only organization where
blacks could find leadership roles, so those
roles developed and people moved up
through the ranks. I started thinking, "Did
the church fulfill that role for me?" And
yes, it did. So I started wondering, if we
don't have that, what is going to happen
to us as a people? And you look around,
and it is happening.
Now, I'm not saying everyone has to
suddenly start going to church, but it
worked for a long time, and it wasn't
broke, so why fix it? And then I started
thinking, "This is the only aspect of
American life that is still fairly rigidly
segregated." It's sort of strange since we
think of the Civil Rights Movement as
being a church movement. This is the last
phicf black people can go |to be together).
I'm still trying to figure out what I think of
that. I do know it's a little too early to give
up all the protective mechanisms.
On a day when you actually have time,
what do you do? Do you write in the
morning or in the evening?
I always have tunc to write. I have a four
or five hour drive coming up, and I'll be
writing, working through problems. One
of the things I like to do when I run (I run
for long periods of time) is to have a
fictional problem or a problem with
paragraphs or something that I'm working
through. I don't need to be sitting at the
computer to write.
Generally speaking, when I'm home I
write in the morning and get up from the
computer around 1 :00 or 2:00 p.m. and do
something else. If I'm really going with
something, I'll wake up at 2:00 in the
morning. I try to avoid that, though. I
need my sleep.
Your essays very much fit the term
"creative nonfiction." Do you like
I was one of the people who was involved
in inventing it. I was on a National
Endowment for the Arts panel years ago.
At the time, the term was "belles lettres."
No one knew how to pronounce it.
Everyone went, "What is that?" It was the
category you applied to for an NEA grant.
So we started futzing around, and of course
everyone hates the term, but at least people
have a better idea what it is.
How has your writing evolved over the
In my first novel, there are parts where I
think, "You should have reached a little
more," although it was probably the right
decision at the time.
You start out doing what you're good
at, and then you're either forced or you get
bored, and you start trying to perfect the
things you're not as good at. There's a
cliche in publishing that the second novel
is not as good as the first. Yeah, because in
the first one, you're doing the stuff that
everyone has praised to the skies ... J ust in
terms of the problems I want to set for
myself and how I want to go at them, I'm
a lot more daring now. ■
The Marv Baldwin College Ma
The year was 1965. By that time, our summer
travels had taken my father and me beyond X'irginia
into North and South Carolina. . . In one place,
that year, they asked my father to preach.
I was not overly excited by
the prospect, since I had heard
him preach two or three hundred
times, and had always found his
sermons to be rather dr\-, tending,
as he tended, to focus on the head
rather than the heart. The text
was haiak 30:21; ".Ajid thine ears
shall hear a word behind thee,
saying, this is the way, walk ye in
it," and as my father read it, I
realized that I had heard the
sermon he was beginning at least
four times, liking it less each time.
When he began to speak I
expected the textual analysis and
explication by definition that
marked his sc\le. But this night
he abandoned that — something
got hold of him. He followed the
reading of the text with the telling
of a tale.
He had, he said, been in high
school, sitting in a classroom,
when a man had come to the
school asking for volunteers to go
up to fight a forest fire that raged
on a nearby mountain. My father
and some others agreed to go, and
were taken up by wagon, then
went on foot a mile or two farther,
to a point where they had been
told to dig a firebreak. The fire,
my father said, seemed a long way
away; not sensing the danger, they
allowed themselves to become
absorbed in their task. When
finally they looked up from it.
they found that the fire had swept
about them — they were
surrounded by flames.
They reacted as one would
have expected. My father told of
his panic, how he had at first cried
hysterically, then begun to curse,
using words he had not realized he
knew, had finally collapsed into
desperate prayer, all, it seemed, to
no avail. But then, when the smoke
was at its thickest, when he was
about to lose sight of his
companions, when the ver>' sound
of their wailings was lost in the
roaring of the flames, there came a
voice calling to them to follow.
They followed that voice, escaping
with its guidance through what
must have been the last gap in the
fire. Afterward they asked who it
had been who risked himself to
save them, but no one could tell
them who it was.
From the tale my father moved
to the obvious but eloquent
equation, exchanging that
unknown savior for a known one,
who called the same message, and
who led all who followed him clear
of the flames. And then, almost
abruptly, and far sooner than
anyone expected, he stopped. And
he brought down the house.
That sermon shocked me.
Because I knew my father, knew
that he had hidden that story for
40 years, had kept it out of previous
versions of the same sermon
because he was the kind of man
who hated to admit weakness, or
indecision, or helplessness. I knew
that to relive that time on the
mountainside had cost him greatly,
and to admit his own helplessness
had cost him even more. But 1
realized that the sermon had been
something beyond that which was
usual for him, and I believed, for
no reason 1 could express, but
nevertheless believed, that it was
the paying of the price that had
made the sermon possible. 1
believed that in confessing his own
weakness he found access to a
hidden source of power inside, or
perhaps outside, himself — in any
case, a source of power that was
Until that night 1 had not
understood what it meant to wTite.
1 had known that the WTiter's goal
was to reveal truths in words
manipulated so effectively as to
cause a movement in the minds
and hearts of those who read them.
But I had not understood that it
would cost anything. I had believed
that 1 could do those things while
remaining secure and safe in myself
— I had even believed that wTiting
fiction was a way to conceal my
true feelings and weaknesses. That
night, 1 found out better. Tliat
night, I realized that no matter
how good 1 became in the
manipulation of symbols, 1 could
never hope to move anyone
without allowing myself to be
mo\ed, that I could reveal onlv
slight truths unless 1 was willing to
reveal the truths about myself 1
did not enjoy the realization. For I
was no fonder of self-revelation
than my father, and though I
knew I would love to do with
written words what my father
had done in speech, 1 was not
sure 1 could pay the price. I was
not sure 1 wanted to.
I do not know why my career
as a wTiter did not end there. All I
know is that, in fact, it began there.
For out of that night came the only
idea I have that could truly be
called an aesthetic standard:
expensiveness. When 1 ask myself,
as all wTiters do, whether to wTite
something this way or that way,
whether to keep this bit, or throw
it away, 1 ask myself along with all
the practical, technical, editorial
questions, does it cost? Is it possible
that someone reading might
discover something about me that
I w-ould rather not have him know?
Is there something truly private
here, something I would never
admit face to face, unless, perhaps,
I was drunk?
I would like to say that if the
answer to those questions is No, 1
go back and dig down inside myself
until I do find something it will
cost me to say; the truth is 1 do not
always do that. But I believe 1
should. And I believe that
someday, when I am good enough,
not as a manipulator of words and
phrases but as a human being, I
will. And 1 believe that each time
I work, and make the effort, I get
closer to that ideal.
"The Faith" was published as
a chapter in In Praise of What
Persists. S. Berg, editor,
Harper & Row, 1983.
The Mary B.^ldwin College Mag.azine • Spring 1997
An Inside Look
The Program for
the Exceptionally Gifted
By Sarah Cox
What's it like to be a PEG student,
to he worrying about adjusting to college when other kids your age are adjusting to high school? To be worried about
understanding Kierkegaard when others your age are reading Anne Frank? To be graduating from college when your friends
are graduating from high school? It takes a special kind of person to be able to handle this, someone like Melissa Ford.
Melissa's parents are adamant that it was her decision to
go to Mary Baldwin College. "We didn't enroll her — she
did. I said, 'Send an eighth-grader to college? I don't think
so! This sounds like another guinea pig project.' Then I
rethought it and gave Melissa the information. Before we
knew anything, she was on the phone with [Assistant
Director] Kathryn Buzzoni," said Mrs. Ford.
Students enter the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted
(PEG) between the ages of 13 and 16, typically seeking a
fresh start, an intellectual challenge and acceptance by
emotional and academic peers. To be a college student and
to be treated as such is tremendously liberating to these
gifted young women.
Melissa had attended a private Roman Catholic school
in Fredericksburg, VA, near her home. She had no interest
in going to a traditional high school and was already e.\ploring
alternatives when she received the PEG mailing. Her closest
friends at that point were not from her school, but from the
four summer college programs she had attended.
To be a PEG student is to take a risk — and
this risk is accepted by the students, their parents and the
college. But the 12-year history of the PEG program gives
Director Celeste Rhodes a firm grasp of what makes a
successful PEG student, and it is not j ust academic giftedness.
Although high placement on national test scores determines
who will receive the PEG mailing, there are several important
criteria that have nothing to do with making the grade
"One of the easiest things to assess is giftedness.
Emotional maturity' and family readiness, however, are also
important," said Rhodes. Through an in-depth application
procedure which includes four essays, a personal family
interview, a PEG admissions board review, test scores and
references, potential PEG students are well screened. Rhodes,
Kathr>'n Buzzoni, and the PEG admissions board look at the
ways these unique girls leam and analyze, the ways they
think of themselves and the world, the kind of family support
they will receive, and the type of atmosphere in which they
have been brought up.
The PEG team is very careful to select students who are
both academically capable of succeeding and motivated to
do so. "We've learned over time that a student who is gifted
but not achieving has more complex problems," said Rhodes.
Buzzoni explained that although the PEG staft may be
tempted to accept a student in order to "rescue" her from her
current academic situation, they have to consider every
factor. "The PEG students are really sensitive, and they
develop a sense of community. If one student goes down, it
has an impact on the morale and spirit of the entire
For the first time in many PEG students' lives,
they are with a group of intellectual peers.
PEG Residence Life Coordinator Jill Rasmussen, a PEG '96
graduate, said that although she wasn't unpopular in high
school, once she entered the PEG program she felt she
"didn't have to defend" herself or her grades. "I used to
downplay grades a lot. I can't tell you how many- of my
students have told me how wonderful it is to have a built-in
support network. None of us is the same, but we all have the
same basic love of learning, and 1 think that the PEG
students understand that about each other."
Exceptionally gifted persons, according to
Understanding and Encouraging the Exceptionally Gifted, by
Bruce E. Kline and Elizabeth A. Meckstroth, tend to
"experience the world holistically in all of its connectiveness
. . . They are aware of more. They seek more. They need more.
Their needs for others to listen, explain, support and nurture
are intensified. They also have more to give in return."
Dr. Edward Scott, Ford's logic professor, said he never
wants to teach another class without a PEG student. They
bring an electricity and enthusiasm to class that
communicates the joy of learning to other students. Scott
feels that PEG students — perhaps due to a combination
of their youth and just the way they think — are
unconstructed. "They are not yet at the point of arriving
at opinions which are fixed. Everything is up for grabs,"
he explained. "It makes other students take seriously
objections to what they've hailed as the truth — you can
see them waking up. PEG students are unabashed in
answering questions, and they are utterly unintimidated
by the reactions of other students."
Ford, now 15 years old, is close to declaring her major
The M.ary Baldwin College Mac.^zine • Spring 1997
Sometimes I felt
trapped in the role of
the brain in the class.
Now, I'm not picked for
a team because I
know all the answers.
I'm picked because
of who I am. "
Melissa Ford '99 PEG
in philiisiiphy .inJ relif^ion, although
.she came to campus last year
considering forensic anthropology. She
admits that she had adjustments to
make. "1 had to learn it's okay to learn.
I'd always been very grade-conscious,"
she said. Now in her second year, she
realizes that it is not so much the
answers that count as the questions
she asks. "Sometimes the amount that
1 learn can't be shown by a grade."
Because the PEG program
is stressful for girls of
such a young age,
strong family support is a
necessity, Rhodes said.
The PEG admissions team looks for
students who have their own opinions,
but also have a sense of exchange and
dialogue — who can learn from adults
and are not embroiled in adolescence.
Students such as these are not born this
way. Their parents, like Melissa's, have
modeled interdependence, personal
growth and a sense of introspection,
and have worked hard to develop the
gifts their children have.
"These parents revel in the wonder
of this unique individual, and do not
impose themselves. They are there to
facilitate the growth," Rhodes said.
Their attitude toward parenting is one
of"let me discover you." Their children
do not buy the culture hook, line and
sinker, said Rhodes, but tend to think
critically. They are not skeptics, but
they weigh the possibilities rather than
delve impetuously into something.
The cardinal rule in the Fords'
home Is not to be judgmental, said
Michael Ford. In their opinion, there is
no such thing as a bad idea. Some ideas
are just better than others. If either of
their children — they have a younger
son — want to do something, the Fords
do their best to make it happen. Their
children, in turn, are committed to
doing their best and completing their
responsibilities. "Our approach was to
be supportive rather than directive,"
Rudy and Aremita Watson's eldest
daughter Noshua, a 1995 graduate of
Mary Baldwin College, was in the PEG
program and is nov\' in her second year of
a Ph.D. program in economics at
Stanford University. She is 19 years old.
Their second daughter, Tenea, 16, is a
chemistry major and a junior at Mary
Baldwin in the PEG program. Their
youngest child, Cambria, is 12 years old
and is in a math and science magnet
program in Montgomery County, MD.
She IS considering the PEG program.
The girls made their own decisions to go
to college early, said the Watsons.
"No mother wants to be separated
from her child, but 1 saw it as a great
opportunity. If Noshua wasn't going to
be happy in a local school environment,
and if she would be going away anyway,"
said Mrs. Watson, "why not consider
Mary Baldwin's PEG program? The
difference between PEG students and
average students is their ability to take
risks. Doing this is taking a risk," she
said, adding that PEG students have to
be independent thinkers, self-motivated,
and able to operate outside the environs
of their parents.
Rudy Watson starts this kind of
upbringing early. When Noshua was a
little girl, he drove her to school in the
morning. Her lunch money would be in
his shirt pocket, but if she didn't
remember to ask tor it, he didn't give it
to her. "Even if she missed lunch (which
happened very rarely), it wouldn't hurt
her," he explained, but it did teach her
responsibility. "We thought about what
we wanted our children to be like as
people. People look at our daughters and
say, 'You are so fortunate.' But they are
high maintenance. You have to be ready
to support them, and you have to start
very young with certain expectations."
Aremita Watson agreed.
"I feel we have worked
very hard in helping them
become who they were
intended to be . . . We are here
to help them do whatever it is."
"We genuinely like them as
individuals," added Mr. Watson. "We
don't own them — we respond and react
to them as individuals. We show them
respect and respect their opinions. And
we draw the line and pull rank, as
Mrs. Watson said she doesn't see
The Mary Baupwin College Uf
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ISI ominations Invited
All alumnae and friends of Man" Baldwin College
are invited to submit nominations for the Alunonae
Association Board of Directors, as well as for the
Association's top awards. Submissions will be
considered by the Nominating Committee of the
Alumnae Board. Self-nominations are encouraged.
The new class of board members-at-large will
begin their terms of office in July 1998, and awards
will be presented during Homecoming 199S. All
graduates and former students of Mar^^ Baldwin
College and \lar5,- Baldwin Seminar^-, regardless of
race, creed, or sex, are considered alutmiae/i in good
standing and are eligible to receive Alurrmae Awards
and to ser\-e on the Board of Directors.
See page 32 in The Magazine
FOR THE Slate of Nominees for
THE Alumnae Assoclation Board of Directors.
The recipients of all these
awards shall be nominated
by Mary Baldwin College
alumnae, parents, friends
and staff. No more than two
awards in each category will
be given each year, with the
exception of the Emily
Smith Medallion, for which
there is no such restriction.
Emily Smith Medallion
Mary Baldwin alumnae have performed
outstanding service in many areas of American
lite. Some have received public acclaim;
others who have served just as fully have not
been recognized. The Board of Trustees,
believing that all such alumnae should be
recognized in a tangible way, established the
Emily Smith Medallion Award, named for
Mrs. Herbert McKeldon Smith of Staunton,
Virginia, herself a distinguished alumna.
The Emily Smith Medallion each year
honors an alumna who has made outstanding
contributions to her community, church, the
college and the Commonwealth.
Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award
This award was established in 1986 by the
Alumnae Association and the Class of 1963
in memory of Emily Wirsing Kelly '63, a
distinguished leader for Mary Baldwin, her
community and family.
This award honors those alumnae who
have demonstrated outstanding service and
excellence in leadership on behalf of MBC.
Career Achievement Award
Outstanding career performance
demonstrates the value of a liberal arts
education and serves as an inspiration for our
current students. This award was established
in 1 986 by the Alumnae Association to honor
alumnae who have brought distinction to
themselves and Mary Baldwin College
through their careers or professions.
Service to Church Award
This award, established in 1986 by the
Alumnae Association, recognizes the close
and important relationship that has existed
between Mary Baldwin College and the
Presbyterian Church since the college's
founding. The Service to Church Award
honors those alumnae who have provided
distinguished service to their churches and
Community Service Award
Established in 1986, the Community
Service Award honors those alumnae of Mary
Baldwin College who have provided
distinguished and outstanding volunteer
service to their communities, and who have
brought honor to their alma mater through
The Alumnae Association Board of
Directors represents the 1 1,000+ alumnae of
Mary Baldwin College and provides leadership
to the college and the alumnae body. Members
of the Alumnae Board have distinguished
themselves in their personal lives, careers,
and in service to the college and represent a
wide range of class years, geographical
locations and career choices. They are
responsible for promoting the college on an
ongoing basis and for guiding the Alumnae
Association in its projects, policies and
Membership: Members-at-large serve two-
year terms, and each member serves on a
committee of the Board.
Meetings: Attendance at a biannual business
meeting is required for all members; committee
meetings are held as called by the president or
Community Representation: All Board
members continually strive to represent the
missions, programs, and activities of the
college and the Alumnae Association in their
communities. All Board members are strongly
encouraged to be active in MBC alumnae
functions and programs in their communities.
All Board members are urged to serve as an
information resource in their communities
for promotion of MBC.
College Support: All Board members are
expected to support the college financially
through participation in the Annual Fund
and other campaigns to the best of their
See page 32 in The Magazine for the
Slate of Nominees for the Alumnae
Association Board of Directors.
NOMINATION FOR ALUMNAE AWARDS
In recognition ot distinguished service and accomplishments, I would like to nominate the following alumna to receive the: (check one)
Emily Smith Medallion Career Achievement Award : Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award
Service co Church Award Community Service Award
Nominee: Class: Phone Number(s):
_ Zip Code:
Student Name, if differ*
Activities, Achievements and Honors:
Comments: (Attach additional information if needed)
THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION WELCOMES SELF-NOMINATIONS
Send nominations to: The Nominating Committee. Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia 24401 by July 1, 1997, or fax to (540) 885-9503.
NOMINATION FOR ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
City / State
_ Zip Code:
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THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION WELCOMES SELF-NOMINATIONS
Send nominfltiom to: The Nominating Committee. Office of Alumnae Activities. Mary Baldwin College. Staunton, Virginia 24401 by July 1, 1997, or fax to (540) 885-9503.
This award was established in 1991
by the Admissions Committee of
the Alumnae Association Board of
Directors to recognize excellence in
admissions recruitment activities.
Recipients of the award do not have
to be alumnae of Mary Baldwin
College. This prestigious award is
presented at the Alumnae Awards
Celebration during Homecoming
Weekend each year.
Nominations for the award are due
by July 1, 1997, tor consideration for
the following Fall Leadership
CRITERIA TO CONSIDER:
Service to the Admissions Office:
• attends college fairs
• hosts/attends admis.sinns receptions
• calls accepted applicants
• brings students to campus
• presents scholarship certificates at
high school awards programs
Leadership in other college-related activities:
• tundraising in local communities
• chapter officer
• other service to MBC
NOMINATION FOR ADMISSIONS VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE AWARD
In recognition of excellence in service and accomplishments in admissions recruiting activities, I nominate the following person for the .Admissions Volunteer
Nominee: Class: Plione Number(s):
_ Zip Code;
Student Name, if differeni
Activities and Acli
1 f^elieve tine nomine
e is worthy of this a
e:(Attach additional mforn
nation if needed)
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Mary Baldwin College Office of Alu
. Staunton, Virginia 24401 h\ July 1, 1997 to be
iidered for the following Fall or fax to (540) 885-9503.
herselt as her children's problem-
solver, but rather as someone to help
them find their own direction. She
offers alternatives, but "it's up to them
to make choices. My kids aren't
geniuses — it's a learning process. If
you always get things right, you don't
The PEG program has taken a
similar approach in the last 12 years. It
has offered gifted young women options
and helped them find their own
directions. It has accepted them for who
they are, facilitated the discovery of their
capabilities and strengths, and then stood
back to let them to soar. ■
PEG students Sarah Francisco '97.
Tenea Watson '98, Jamie Johans '00,
Elizabeth Hur '99 relaxing together.
None of us is the same, but we all have the same basic love of learning,
and I think that the PEG students all understand that about each other "
Jill Rasmussen PEG '96
What is the
ofthe First Year
B}i Dr. Celeste Riiodes, Director of PEG
Isabelle sat in the unholstered chair in my
office, her small frame and delicate features
dwarfed by the ample proportions of the
furniture. Tears welled up as she talked
about feeling lost in her German class. She
explained how excited she had been about
learning another language, but now she
thought she just wasn't good at languages.
After all, her roommate was a language
whiz, getting the highest scores on class
tests. She described her rising fear that she
would fail the course.
I did my best to assure her that she was
up to the task, explaining that as scary as
this moment was, it was an experience that
freshmen college students share. I asked if
she had talked with the PEG tutor and the
professor of the course. We discussed the
need for her to use some ofthe study strategies
she has learned from the PEG Study Skills
Workshops. This was the first time Isabelle
had experienced limitations in an academic
situation and it was critical in motivating
her to tlex her intellectual muscles and
expand her natural abilities.
Although some PEG students have
superb early educational experiences and
adjust to the accelerated pace of college
without so much as a hiccup, most PEG
students need time to develop focus and
discipline. They need time to come to the
realization that not understariding a class or
reading assignment does not mean they will
never understand it. Their past experiences
in schools which lack challenge have taught
PEG students that they probably already
know what is being presented, and if they
don't, they will catch on faster than other
students in the class.
Most new PEG students talk about not
having had to study for exams and still being
academically successful in their home
schools. This lack of academic challenge is
a great disservice to gifted young people. It
teaches them that they can rest on their
laurels. But intellectual potential is only
that, promise for the future, and unless gifted
youth learn the lesson of hard work, they
will never realize their potential.
New PEG students have to adjust to the
reality that they are no longer the smartest
students in their classes or in the program or
in the college. This painful realization spurs
such a young person to begin to value other
qualities and strengths in herself, strengths
necessary to develop a sense of identity and
to lead a fulfilling life.
Fortunately, as PEG students start
making these painful adjustments, they are
surrounded for the first time with a peer
group of other gifted young women who
share similar feelings and concerns. The
combination of challenging coursework and
a supportive environment allows PEG
students to discover the full range of
strengths and qualities within themselves.
They learn that they can set high goals for
themselves if they will also learn the value
of struggle and hard work.
The Mary B.aldwin College Mag/>
Ann Allen Savoy '74
Making Cajun Music History
by Ann White Spencer
Spring 1997 • The Marv Baihwin College Magazine
Twenty-three years ago a
young folk musician with a
passion for French ballads flew off
to Paris to satisfy her heart's desire. Ann
Allen was a member of Madame Frances
Jacob's junior class abroad from Mar^'
Around the same time, another young
musician whose Acadian French lineage
was as pure as his music was touring in the
U.S., Canada and Europe. Marc Savoy, a
believer in the gospel of traditional
Louisiana French music, was contributing
to a widespread resurgence of interest in
In 1 9 76, two years after ^Ann graduated,
Marc was playing at the National Folk
Festival at Wolf Trap Farms, an event
Ann never missed. The two met and the
rest is Cajun music history.
"My labor of love started in 1976.
Marc and I married and soon formed a
band with a now well known fiddler,
Michael Doucet(BeauSoleil Cajun beind),
and we played old-time Cajun music,"
Ann says. "We've been recording since
1978 as the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
with Marc on accordion, Michael on fiddle
and me on the guitar."
While traveling with the band,
recording music on the Arhoolie label
and starting her family, Ann began to
chronicle the often tragic and plaintive
French Cajun lyrics and music. "The Caj un
folk songs are passed down orally," she
explains. She interviewed older musicians,
taped their singing of French ballads,
transcribed the words and music, and then
lesimed them. She began to develop a
body of written work based on early Cajun
dsince hall and home music.
In 1 984, Ann published Cajun Mitsic;
A Reflection of the People , Volume I with
106 transcriptions of music and songs. She
was only the second person to transcribe
Cajun music for publication and the first
to create such an extensive compilation.
French language lyrics accompany all
arrangements, with Ann's translations in
English. A phonetic system is provided to
help with Cajun French pronunciation.
In addition, her interviews with the
musicians' relatives and friends, short
histories of the genre, and photographic
essays are included.
"My French teachers at Mar^' Baldwin
prepared me well. Dr. Charlotte Hogshett,
Dr. Joanne Ferriot and Eugenie
Kouyoumtioglou — all the faculty' there
between 1970and 1974 — were just great
teachers," Ann says. "They supported my
unusual interests and early research and
study. That plus the intimacy of the place
and small classes made my experience an
Many of the ballads and songs Ann
has translated have antecedents in 17th-
century France, for example "La Valse du
Bambocheur," recorded in the 1960s by
the Musical Brothers, Dewey, Will and
Rodney Balfa from Grand Louis, Louisiana.
(Their grandmother traced the family back
to 16th-centur^- France, taught the boys
their prayers in French, and was "strict on
pronunciation.") The Balfa brothers'
recording history is one of many included
in Ann's book.
By the time Ann completed her book,
she was an accepted "naturali-ed" Cajun
musician with an undoubted devotion to
South Louisiana's prairie and bayou music,
culture and people. The self-publication
of Ann's book was a significant business
venture for Ann and Marc and led to the
formation of Bluebird Press. Her
compilation covers early Cajun music,
modem song writers, old style Creole and
Zydeco. The book is still selling steadily.
"My dream has always been preserving
this rare treasure. Marc and I are on our
soapboxes, I guess, and always have been,
as we try to save what we consider to be
beautiful and fine." Ann speaks from home
while waiting for another call about her
latest CD cover art. The Savoy's house
belonged to Marc's grandfather, who
In 1984. Ann published Cajun Music: A
Reflection of the People. Volume I with
106 transcriptions of music and songs.
constructed it from the timber pieces and
stone of his own father's dwelling. It's now
home for Ann, Marc, and their four
children: Sarah (18), Joel (16), Wilson
(14), and Gabrielle (9). Joel and Wilson
play traditional Cajun instruments —
fiddle and accordion — and daughters
Sarah and Gabrielle sing.
"It's certainly in their blood. When
they stray, it's not long before they're back
calling for jambalaya and gumbo," Ann
jokes. "Of course, my husband's father and
mother are both dyed-in-the-wool
Acadians, bom in this area, which is even
called Savoy. Marc's parents both trace
their families to Acadia."
Acadia, or Cadie, the region of New
France that is now Nova Scotia, became
home to French subjects settling the New
World as early as 1604- Great Britain
acquired their coimtry in 1713. In 1755,
after 42 years of resisting homage to the
English queen, the Acadians were arrested
and deported to the Colonies.
Ten years of extreme hardship and
wandering followed before many Acadians
(orCadiens, thus Cajuns) made their way
to southern Louisiana, where there was
already a French population. Within a
generation, the exiles had established
themselves, and their culture became
dominant. Some cross-cultural exchange
Baldu'In College Magazine • Spring 1997
occurred from contact with Spanish,
Germans, Anglo-Americans, African
Americans and Native Americans.
However, French language and traditions
became the south Louisiana mainstream
and eventually the Cajun society that
the Savoys cherish and perpetuate today.
"Sadly, there has been a gradual
disappearance of the French language in
southwest Louisiana. It's our goal to help
maintain it via our music, to keep French
in our schools and in our cities, where
there has been some resistance. Children
are quick to learn the sung language, to
learn our old French ballads and what the
ballads mean," Ann says.
For 20 years, the Savoys have been
doing their part to contribute to a still-
emerging Cajun music renaissance. Their
home in Eunice is a gathering place for
musicians and songwriters in the
Louisiana French tradition. They have
completed countless interviews,
documentary films and videos ahi )ut their
culture and music (many on their own,
distributed through Bluebird Press).
Rigorous performance schedules
keep Ann and Marc away from home at
least two weekends a month playing
old-time Cajun music with a fiddle, an
accordion and a guitar, appearing
regularly in Canada and the U.S. They
perform at the New Orleans Jazz and
Heritage Festival every year and at the
Festival International de LoLUsiane in
Lafayette. When the National
Geographic Society in Washington, DC,
sponsored a recent series on American
traditional music couples, the Savoys
An established leader among the new
generation of traditional Cajun
musicians, a fiddler, an accordionist and
expert builder of the " Acadian"or diatonic
accordion, and a father of four. Marc
stays busy. And Ann is putting the
Ann Allen Savoy 74
finishing touches on Cajun Music: A
Reflection of the Pet)ple, Volume U. with
Volume III on Cajun women to follow.
She has also started an all-female band,
which she jokingly refers to as "The Old
Time Cajun Music Woman's Band," but
is really known as the "Magnolia Sisters."
"Our group hasn't been established
very long and is really into harmony and
the older arrangements of classical ballads
— not the quick-paced music you would
play with regular dance music," Ann
A tale about a young girl leaving
the place where she was raised, called
"Prends Courage" or "Take Courage,"
is the Magnolia Sisters' first recording
[Arhoolie CD - 439]. Songs on this
CD give listeners a glimpse at how
women lived on the bayous. They are
stories about separation from loved
ones, tragedy, family, loss and
Ann Allen Savoy's own life is a full
one these days; she's busy writing history,
making history, and living out her own
story of a woman with the courage to
pursue her heart's desire. ■
Savoy family - Marc (in window) & (i to r) Joel (16),
Sarah (18), Gabie (9), Ann and Wilson (14)
Balpwin College Magazine
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Please identify yourself with the Mary
Baldwin Collie New York Trip.
The Continuing Education Committee of the MBC Alumnae Association
Board of Directors invites you to join us for a trip to New Yorl< City
Thursday, November 13 through Sunday, November 16, 1997
3-night deluxe accommodations at the Hotel Inter-Continental New York
Round trip Amtrak group travel from Richmond, Va.*
Radio City Music Hall "Christmas Spectacular"
Escorted tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
In-depth tour of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Group Dinner at Tavern on the Green
A Grand Buffet breakfast at the Hotel Inter-Continental New York
All transfers, porterage and gratuities for group arrivals'departures
Hotel tax, service, and occupancy charges
' Free time for shopping, sightseeing and Broadway productions
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RATES ARE PER PERSON/DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $795 for complete package or
$665 for city portion only, no Amtrak transportation provided.
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The K4BC Sampler is proud to announce the addition of
Camelot Pewter items. Both daughter and daughter-in-law of
Sam Shiplett, president of the company, are alums!
G-IA Small Virginia howl $34
G-2A 8 oz. Virginia cup $17
G-3 Lined jewelry box $22
G-4 10 in. tray made of heavy guage pewter
with multi-rolled edges $65
G-2B 2 oz. Virginia cup $9
G-5 Porringer with a unique V-shaped handle $18
G-IB Large Virginia howl $60
G-6 4 oz. bahy cup $22
NOTE: Bright finish will be shipped unless satin finish specified, and
please indicate on the order form if MBC seal is to be engraved on an item.
All items except the small and large Virginia Bowls will be shipped in a
white gift box.
A unique gift! These replicas are hand crafted by Elizabeth
Robinson Harrison '55. Choo.se any MBC or Staunton
building. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Average
measurements: . '," H x 47," L.
R-1 Miniature ($2 shipp"ing) $12.00
R-2 Miniatures - 4 for ($2 shipping) $40.00
Please specify on order form the building(s) you prefer.
Official MBC chairs. Black lacquer finish and
hand-painted gold trim combine with timeless
design for a truly elegant chair. The college seal
is featured in gold on the back rest.
J-1 Boston rocker with cherry amis $250.00
J-2 Boston rocker with black arms $240.00
J-3 Captain's chair with cherry arms $245.00
]-4 Captain's chair with black arms $235.00
(6-8 weeks for delivery)
A 30" X 60" white beach towel
with Ham & Jam and Gladys the
squirrel in black. "Party on squirrel
friend!" appears in blue.
X-24 Beach towel $20.00
MBC POLO SHIRT
A great item any time of the year!
This white 100% combed cotton,
knit collar, short sleeved polo shirt
has the college seal in gray and
"Mary Baldwin" embroidered in
green. Made by the Outer Banks
X-28 Polo shirt $35.00
Show your enthusiasm for MBC by flying
either of these attractive flags! Each flag
measures 34" x 50". They are exclusive to
MBC. Made by the Virginia-based Flag Center.
SQUIRREL FLAG - dark green background,
gray squirrel, golden brown acorns and "MBC"
APPLE FLAG-deep blue background, red
apples, brown branch, green leaves and "MBC"
G-1 Squirrel flag $96.00
G-2 Apple flag $96.00
MBC BASEBALL CAP
This great looking cap has a khaki top.The
bill and the words "Mary Baldwin
"* Alumna" are a rich deep green. An ideal
item for any outdoor activity.
X-26 Baseball cap $18.00
FORM on page 24
Spring 1997 • The Mary Baldwin College Magazine
MARK AFGHAN =va::-a
This beauritlil lOOSo cotton atghari
is jacquaid woven for exacting de-
tail. Featuring nine scenes trom
around campus, this u> surely some-
thing you will treasure tbrever. You
can toss it over the sofa or hang it
on the w-all. Each atghan measures
48" X 70" and is machine washable
with card instructions included.
A^-ailable in na^y or hunter green.
This is an KIBC alumnae exclusive
and NOT available in stores.
Cose $49.95, $5.00 S&H,
VA Residents add $2.25 sales tax.
Custom embroider^' available for
$15.00 (Initials and year)
TO ORDER YOUR .AFGHAN
TOD.\Y PLEASE CALL IRON
FURNACE INDUSTRIES AT
MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE
FROM THE HERB PATCH, LTD.
A perfect gift for any occasion!! This trio
includes a 7 oz. can of Sweet Vanilla and
Sweet Cocoa Cappuccino Toppers to
sprinkle on top of cappuccino, mochas,
lattes or ice cream and a 9 oz. tin of
naturally flavored cocoa made with real
Vermont dairy products, the finest qualit>'
Dutch processed cocoa and raw sugar.
Makes up a creamy, dark chocolate hot
drink for any time of the day or for an after-
dinner treat. Yum!!
A- 10 Herb Patch Trio - $20.00 (shipping
Diane Hillyer Copley '68 is ownerj operator of the Herb Patch, Ltd. in Vermont, a
company recognized intemadonally as a producer of only the finest quality herbs and
herb products. They are salt- free with no added artificial flavors or preservatives.
HANDMADE CHEESES FROM THE MOZZARELLA COMPANY
2 balls fresh mozzarella
3 pieces fresh goat cheese
The two original cheeses which made the
Mozzarella Company of Dallas famous are still
the most popular today!! The fresh mozzarella
is soft, moist and full of flavor.. .nothing
resembling rubbery grocery-store mozzarella.
The fresh goat cheese is mild, delicate and
creamy- Their flavors are pure and clean and
are both relatively
low in fats and
in salads or on
D-7 Dallas Duo --
$33-00 (shipping included)
PLAIN AND SIMPLE
1 ball fresh mozzarella
V, lb. fresh ricotta
1 pc. fresh goat cheese
I wedge traditional caciotta
1 wedge montasio
A selection of Italian cheeses just like those you would
buy at a market in Italy. Each pure and perfect for
making classic Italian dishes. Your recipes will taste
better than ever before with soft and moist mozzerella,
light and delicate ricotta, smooth and fresh goat cheese,
mellow and creamy caciotta, and bold and assertive
goats' milk montasio.
D-8 Plain and Simple - $35.00 (shipping included)
Paula Stephens Lambert '65 is
the owner/operator of the
Mozzarella Company in
Dallas, Texas. She worked and
studied extensively in the
Italian Cheese factories before
establishing her own. Her
cheeses have been awarded
several prestigious awards for
their superior taste and quality
as well as being featured in
publications such as Gourmet,
Food &- Wine and the New
York Times. The cheeses are
made in small batches from
fresh milk - cow's, goat's and
water buffalo - and are
completely natural with no
additives or preservatives .
SILK IN GLASS
This charming and fanciful
glass shaker with silver
plated lid is the perfect
complement to any dressing
table or bath. The light,
fresh, green floral scent is
Lady Primrose's signature
fragrance of Tryst.
P-4 Royal Dusting Silk -
NECTURE GLYCERINE SOAPS
Six unusual miniature honeycomb-shaped
glycerine soaps. These soaps have a wonderful
fresh scent and are enriched with moisturizers.
Pamper yourself by adding these soaps to your
P-5 Necture Glycerine Soaps - $20.00
ViTien hotelier Carolina Rose Hunt '43 and friends traveled to
England to buy antiques for a shop they intended to open , they mailed
postcards back home to Dallas signed "Lady Primrose". The two
partners adopted this nom de plume to celebrate the profusion of
primrose cascading over the English countryside. Lady Primrose's
natural and restorative products - whose key animal-free ingredients
are honey, royal jelly and floral extracts - are based on archival
English recipes from 1677.
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Spring 1997 • The Mary Baldwin College Magazine
Alumnae Collecting Books tor Gratton
Libran" Childrens Literature Section
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The Continuing Education
Committee of the Mary Baldwin
College Alumnae Association
Board of Directors is helping the
Martha S. Grafton Library with a
special project — building its
collection of children's books.
Students enrolled in the
Children's Literature courses and
Master of Arts in Teaching
Program will particularly benefit
from additions to this collection.
Executive Director of Alumnae
Activities Jane G. Komegay '83
conferred with various faculty and
library staff tO' determine which
books are needed by the college
library. All donations will help
make this alumnae project a
success, so look through your
children's old books and see if you
have any of the following authors,
or consider purchasing a book for
Florence &. Richaid Atwater
JomH niiiiir TTirTrT CToannm
A ^atinma FaEqjiuiliajison
Ezra Jack Keats
M. E. Ketr
L- M. Montgoimer5r
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Space does not pennit listing specific titles in the magazine, but donors may
rail the Alumnae Activities Oftice at 540-887-700 7 for further intormation-
TheCauldecO'tt and Newberry award books are already part of this collection-
All books donated for the children's literature collection will be plated,
lecognizing the donois. Donated books (not money) should be sent to the
Mary Baldwin College Oftice of .A-lumnae Activities.
Planting the Seeds of MBC
XT'aiit to know more about . . .
Alumnae Career Network
Alumnae Involvement Awards
Why You Should be a Volunteer
20 Ways to Stay Involved With MBC
Cc-:a:: :r.t Trice of Alumnae z\ctivities
1-^. .-~z -'}5y CO get your copy ot "Ac a Glance,"
OCT r.r - ?.-urrj^ae involvement guidebook.
There is much to cell you. The Alumnae Board has
initiated a new program. Planting the Seeds of
MBC, designed to help you connect with members
of the Mary Baldwin College Famil y "At a Glance,"
a new guidebook, is part of this program. It gives
guidelines for alumnae gatherings, admissions
recruiiting, career networking for alumnae and
students, and student mentoring. There are over
11,000 Mary Baldwin alumnae across the counny
and around the world. Let's get together!
The MBC ALumnae Board and Office of
Alumnae Activities have a renewed focus on growth
of alirmnae chapters. A Chapter Plan is underway
which works hand-tn-hand with our Planting the
Seeds of MBC program. Watch the mail for
information about these projects or call the Office of
Alirmnae Activities and ask how to get involved.
You will be glad you did.
I am. extremely proud that the Alumnae Board
voted to provide funds for the Spencer Lounge
renovation project. As mentioned in the winter
issue of CoEwmns, the board has pledged $30,000
toward the refurbishment of a site on campus
important to the entire college community.
Revenues from Sampler sales will provide the
funds- Browse through The Sampler ad, make your
selections and participate in our effort.
The MBC Alumnae Association has many
activities planned for the months ahead. The
Alumnae Board has helped establish a Children's
Literature Collection for the Martha GraftonLibtary.
Watch your MBC pubUcations for ways in which
you can participate. An alumnae trip to New York
City is on the calendar for November 1997. Take a
look at the ad in this issue of the magazine and make
plans to join us.
Last, but not least, the best-ever homecoming
weekend is planned for May 23 -25. It promises a
wonderful time for all, including two fascinating
seminars. Come and enjoy.
I look forward to seeing many of you in the
Sue Warfield Caples '60
President, Alumnae Association
I BIE MAffiT BaLIDi«111» COLLEGE MaCAZ
chapter sin action
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The San Francisco Bay
area alumnae enjoyed
September Cocktails at
the home of Kay
Hundley Fisher '61 with
special guest MBC
President Dr. Cynthia H.
Assistant Director ot
Clymer '95 hosted an
appetizer party at Rio
Bravo in Atlanta, GA,
on October 1 . Three
applicants and their
Special thanks to
Courtney Bell '89,
Karin Lovelace '93,
Elizabeth Cook '94 and
Elizabeth Smith '93,
who helped in planing
Nancy Price Porter '81
held a recruitment dinner
tor prospective students in
her Madison, MS, home
on September 29. The
event was enjoyed by Mr.
and Mrs. Kientz, their
daughter Julia, as well as
Shannon McMuUan. Both
students learned about
MBC through the college
fair program attended by
Alumnae gathered at the
Four Seasons Hotel on
Saturday, S'^ptember 2 1 ,
for the Fourth Regional
Leadership Forum. Guests
presentations, an after-
niiMi! r;> 1 ■ :. 1 ^ college
During the holiday season, Alumnae Board
member Ann Robinson King '63 and current
students Angela Weathers '97 and Megan
Eisenhart '00 attended an admissions recruitment
ei'ent in Birmingham, AL, on December i8, 1996
at Angela's home.
The Northern Virginia/Washington , DC , chapter enjoyed a
matinee performance of "The Nutcracker" at the Warner
Theatre on December 14, 1996. Alumnae attending included
(l-r) Jolyn Crim Nicholson '94, Katherine Mauermann '94,
Heather K. Peters '93, Janet Parrish Harris '68, Jacquelyn
D. Elliott'Wonderley '93, Patricia Kapnistos Leto '83 and
Catherine Gibson Schwartz '74. Not pictured, but also
attending the ei'ent, u'as Pamela Gail Pope '81 .
ELLICOTT CITY, MD
Angela Waddy '94, MBC admissions counselor, held a
holiday dessert party for prospective students at the home
of Alumnae Board member jane Starke Sims '68 on
December 1 5 . Joining Angela for a photo were : (l-r)
jane Starke Sims '68, Angela Waddy '94, accepted
applicant Raechell Washington and her mother Dorothy
Washington. Other alumnae in attendance were Charon
P. Wood '95, Anne Mills Kennan '95 and Susan Dopier
Karen Ann Siskn Halmi '.S7 and jidic Ellsunnh L
'86 take a break during afternoon tea at the Four
janic Faulds '71 and Elaine Bishop Giese '70
participated in the Fourth Regional Leadership Forum
and tea with Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson in Philadelphia.
Jane Starke Sims '68, alumnae board member, and Lynn
Des Prez '70 share a laugh at the Fourth Regional
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A wonderful end to the Fourth Regional Leadership
Forum in Philadelphia was a Phillies baseball game
against the New York Mets. Alumnae, faculty and
friends enjoyed dinner, the game and good conversa-
tion. These events were coordinated by Executive
Director of Alumnae Activities Jane G . Kornegay
'83. Here, Elia Durr Buck '50 and MBC President
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson enjoy the Phillies game from
the owners' box.
Austin area alumnae and friends shared a delightful
Saturday brunch with Dean of the College Dr. ]ames D.
Lott at the hillside home of Lee Cunningham '74. Over 15
alumnae and friends enjoyed hearing a college update from
Dr. Lott and Executive Director of Alumnae Activities
fane G. Kornegay '83. Here, hostess Lee Cunningham
'74 joins Dr. Lott and Lee Willey Bowman '71 .
HOUSTON, TX }o O'Neal Brueggeman '80, Sue Lolbs 79, her mother
Twenty-eight Houston area alumnae and friends heard a Virginia Lollis , and fane Mattox Turner '38 enjoyed a
reading by Dean of the College Dr. fames D. Lott and had reading by Dean of the College Dr. James D. Lott and
a delightful dinner at the home of Jim and Robin Watson dinner at the home of Jim and Robin Watson Livesay '69 .
Uvesay '69. (l-r) Virginia Eversole Herdman '54, Dr.
James D. Lott and Cynthia Knight Wier '68 stop for a
photo after dinner.
SAN ANTONIO, TX
The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter hosted a wine and cheese at
the home of Taylor and Aiison Wenger Boone '77. Nearly 20
alumnae, parents and friends got a college update from Dean of
the College Dr. James D. Lott and Executive Director of
Alumnae Activities Jane G . Kornegay '83 . Here Alison Wenger
Boone '77 joins Dr. Lott and Charlotte Wenger '83.
Ann Schlosser '52, Barbara Wenger (mother of
hostess Alison Wenger Boone '77 and Charlotte
Wenger '83) , Amanda Hurst Ochse '42 and
Agnes Cannon Temple '33 at the San Antonio
wine and cheese .
The Middle Tennessee
Mary Baldwin alumnae
met at the Nashville
Country Club on Novem-
ber 20. Joining in the
happy hour fun were
Rebecca Walker DeMento
'89, Donia Craig
Dickerson '54, Laura Beth
Palk Hooper '93, Lady
Appleby Jackson '68,
Cynthia McLaughlin '91,
Liz Bender Nelson '91,
Margaret Allen Palmer '67
and Collier Andress
Smith '91. Susie Kierson
Miller '91 served as
Mattito's Cafe in Dallas
was the setting for a
recruitment event for
prospective students and
their families on Septem-
ber 19. Fifteen people
enjoyed the famous
Mattito's flautas while
Assistant Director of
Clymer '95 and Abbie
Mullen '92 represented
Bringing in the new
school year. Alumnae
Board member Kelly
Andrews Coselli '85
hosted a back-to-school
party in her home last
fall. Current students,
parents and alumnae
attended the cookout
featuring Kelly's secret
recipe for hamburgers.
The Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Spring 1997
The ADP CharbttesvillelPVCC Cooperative Program
and Office of Alumnae Activities kicked off the fall
1996 series of events with "Getting Caught in the
Web: The Internet, the World Wide Weh & You."
Discussing the presentation were (l-r) Leni Ashmore
Sorensen '92 ADP, Maryellen Learmonth '93 ADP,
seminar leader jerry Learmonth, Kelly Morris Dou^ner
'90 ADP and Benton Doicner.
The MBC/PVCC Cooperative Program and the Office of
Alumnae Activities hosted a seminar on "Tips for Career
Advancement" for ADP alumnae/i at A. G. Edwards &
Sons in Charlottesville on November 14- The seminar was
presented by MBC Director of Career and Life Planning
Sei'eral MBC alumnae, staff and friends pose under the MBC
tent on a beautiful sunny day at the 1996 Foxfield Steeplechase
Brandon and Celia Flow Collins '61 enjoy a
fun-filled day at the MBC tent for the Foxfield
The Charlottesville area
alumnae attended a wine
and cheese party with
the Executive Commit-
tee of the MBC Alumnae
Association Board of
Directors on January 1 7
at the Ivy Inn. Over 50
alumnae, friends and staff
enjoyed the event.
Charlottesville area ADP alumnae/i enjoyed a holiday
L' '/lering hosted by the MBC/PVCC Cooperative
; '■-. igram and the Office of Alumnae Activities .
I iurty-four ADP alumnae/i attended and heard a
college update from Associate Dean for ADP Dr.
Kathleen Stinehart and Executive Director of
Alumnae Activities Jane G . Kornegay '83.
Leni Sorensen '92 ADP, Alumnae Board Administrative
Vice President Sue Whitlock '67, Alumnae Board
Continuing Education Chair Betsy Byford '68, Melvin
Mallory '93 ADP. and James and Arlane Crump '96
ADP enjoy the Charlottesville wine and cheese at the Ivy
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Ursula Rayhrer '81 ADP, Katie Dyer Dudley '36 and Mildred Lapsley
'39 enjoyed the Charlottesville wine & cheese with members of the
Alumnae Board Executive Committee .
Bill and Mollie Moomau Prominski '78 hosted a
cocktail party at her home for members of the
MBC Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter.
Mollie joined MBC President Dr. Cynthia H.
Tyson during the event.
Mary Wall Richardson Hood '88, Haley Johnson '86 and Lisa Derby
'88 joined over 40 alumnae and spouses at a cocktail party at the
home of Bill and Mollie Moomau Prominski '78.
Alice Blair '86 and Paige Willhite Woolwine '88
enjoyed catching up with one another at the Northern
Virginia Alumnae Chapter cocktail party on
September 23 .
Twenty-five Norfolk and Virginia Beach alumnae and guests joined
Executive Director of Alumnae Activities jane G. Komegay '83 and
Director of Alumnae Projects Anne Holland '88 for a wine and
cheese party at the home of Benjamin and Rachel Koser Cotuell '58
on October 16. (l-r) Betsy Newman Mason '69, joined Prior
Meade Cooper '62 and husband Gerry.
Drewry Tatterson '93 (I) and Margie Thrift Green '72
(r) enjoy being at the home of Rachel Koser Cottrell '58
(center) during the Norfolk wine and cheese party.
The Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Spring 1997
The Richmond ADP
Regional Office and
MBC Office of Alumnae
Activities hosted a
Holiday Gathering for
area ADP alumnae/i and
current students. Over 20
people attended a festive
evening with Associate
Dean for ADP Dr.
Kathleen Stinehart and
Executive Director of
Alumnae Activities Jane
G. Kornegay '83.
Richmond area alumnae
gathered for a summer
evening at the Diamond.
Though the Brave's game
was canceled due to rain,
the group of over 27
alumnae, friends and
family enjoyed dinner
and catching up with one
Assistant Director of
BriUhart '91 held a
recruitment event on
November 6 at
MBC alumnae, Judy
Lipes Garst '63,
Program Vice Presi-
dent, Mary Jo Shilling
Shannon '53, Alum-
nae Board member,
and Ann Pendleton
Richimmd area alumnae from the classes oj 1920
to 1 955 attended an afternoon holiday tea at
Westminster Canterbury . Alumnae Association
President Sue Warfield Caples '60 joins tiro
alumnae in attendance .
The Richmond ADP Regional Center and Office of
Alumnae Activities sponsored the second "Nibbles &
Netvjorking" featuring speaker Dr. Amy D. Compton '89
ADP, an MBC adjunct faculty memfcer. Dr. Compton
discussed "Life after ADP. "
VWIL cadet Trimble Bailey '99 was the featured
speaker for a Roanoke alumnae luncheon at the
Shenandoah Club. Over 20 area alumnae heard
Trimble's remarks on MBC's Virginia Women's
Institute /or Leadership, (l-r) Alumnae Association
Program Vice President Judy Lipes Garst '63,
Alumnae Board members Cyndi Phillips Fletcher
'82 and Mary Jo Shilling Shannon '53 talked with
Trimble after the luncheon.
VWIL cadet Trimble Bailey '99 (center) poses with
her grandmother Mrs. McConnell and her mother
Denise Bailey after the Roanoke Chapter luncheon
at the Shenandoah Club.
nhers of the Roanoke Alumnae Chapter, Roanoke ADP faculty and members of the Executive Committee of
* t iiC. .Alumnae Board gathered for a summer barbecue at the home of Peggy Weaver Crosson '67 (seated
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Roaiwke ADP alumnae/i and airrent satdents rang
in the Christmas season uith a holiday gathering at
the ADP Roanoke RegiormI Center. Associate
Dean for ADP Dr. KatHeen Stinehan and
Executiie Director of Alumnae Actiiitiesjane G.
Korr\egay '83 attended. Here, ADP .Assistant
Professor of Business Administration Dan Doudy
talks uith ADP sttident Melissa Rowan and her
parents. Melissa's mother, Ronda Rowan, is also a
current ADP student.
Roanoke area alumnae arui pienas enjoyed iuncii
at the Shenar\doah Clid> with special guest MBC
Associate Professor of History Dr. Mary Hill
Cole, uho spoke on the traieb of Queen Elizabeth
1 o/EngianJ. (l-r) Donrm Antonacci Knarr '93
ADP, a friend and Kim Martin '91 ADP joined
other Roanoke area ahimrme for the event.
\iBC .Associate Professor of History Dr. Mary
HiU Cole (center) talks uith Alumnae Board
member Cyndi Phillips Fletcher '82 and her mother
at the Shenanodah Clid).
Katherine "Kitty" Holt Dozier '40 and
Jennifer Southers Bocock '95 MAT joinai
40 other Staunton. Wavnesboro and
.Augusta County alumnae for Holiday Cheer
on December 4 at the home of Mary Lou
Student .Alumnae Parmership Cliair
Courtney Strau- '97 and Alumnae
Association President Sue Warfield
Caples '60 haie a chance to talk at the
Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta
County alumnae gathering on Augiist 24
Members of the MBC Alumnae Board
E.xecutii^e Committee were special guests.
Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County j.:iV7::'.j£.
including Career Networking Chair Lynn Tuggie Gilliland
'82, Alumnae Board Program Vice President Judy Upes
Garst '63, honorary MBC alumna Mai>el Hirschbiel,
EUzabeth Bourie '94 .MAT. Scdly Rule-Guinn '93 .M.AT
arui Professor Emerita ofEn^sh Dr. Ethel M. Smeaic '53
enjoyed a summer event at Dr. Smeak's home in Staunton.
and -Augusta County area
alumnae met at the
Pullman Restaurant to
share in fun and fellow-
ship at the first happy
hour of the year on
September 23, 1996. The
group had a great turnout
with 20 people in atten-
dance. Special welcome
was given to those who
were first-time attendees.
VA Schools Parties
LOS -ANGELES, C-A -
August 18, 1996
Virginia Colleges Mixer
ATLANT-A. GA -
August 24, 1996
of Virginia Party for
Courtney Bell '89
COLUMBLA, SC -
Febmar^- 1, 1997
NEW YORK TRl-STATE
Febman- 8, 1997
\ irginia Schools Parrs\
Coree Earle '91
The Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Spring 1997
Slate of Nominees for the Alumnae Association Board of Directors
Term oj Ufjiccjuly I , I'm to June M\ l^^^^^
In accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws o\ the Mary Baldwin College Alumnae Association. Article VII, Section 5, it no further
nominations are received within 30 days, the slate shall be considered elected by consent. If additional nominations are received, the selection
of the candidates will rest with the Nominating Committee of the Board o( Directors.
PLEASE SEND NOMINATIONS TO: Nominating Committee, 0(hce of Alumnae Activities. Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401.
Judy Lipes Garst '63, Salem, VA
Aiinnntie Association: program vice
president, chair of the former
Admissions Committee of the
Alumnae Board, admissions volunteer,
chapter chair and co-chair,
Career & Community; former middle
school and substitute teacher, member
of Virginia State and National Teachers
Association, Standards of Quality
Committee, committee to form Salem
School System and Curriculum
Committee, vice president and board
member of the Scottish Society of
Virginia Highlands, Salem Garden
Club and active with the Salem
PROGRAM VICE PRESIDENT:
Catherine "Cat" Ferris McPherson
78, Richmond, VA
Alumnae Association: Alumnae Board
member since 1991. Alumnae
Involvement Committee chair,
admissions volunteer, Chapter Steering
Committee member and NETWORK
Career & Community: business/
economics major. MBA from West
Virginia University Graduate College,
MBC assistant professor of business
administration and coordinator of
Richmond Adult Degree Program
Regional Center; member of the
American Marketing Association,
Junior League of Richmond and St.
James Episcopal Church.
Lynn Tuggle Gilliland '80,
Alumruit; Aissociadon: Career Network
Committee chair, admissions
volunteer, past class agent, alumnae
chapter and NETWORK participant.
Career & Community; mathematics
major; MBA, University of North
CaroiinaatChapel Hill, administrator
of Greenwood Urological Associates,
president of the South Carolina
Urology Managers, membfr of
MGMA. Kiwanis. Ch.:,
Commerce and First Pr, ■
Sylvia Baldwin 76. Waynesboro, \ . -
Alumnae A^soaauon: co-chair of &■
MHC Staunton Valley Alumn....
Chapter, member ot the Hu
Career & Communiry: travel agent with
Covington International Travel.
Nancy Kunkle Carey '5 1 .
Alumnae Association, member of the
Project Funding Committee, chapter
participant and admissions volunteer.
Career & Community: psychology
major, former partner in Turtle Lane
Antiques &. Gift Shop, member of
WVPT Advisory Board. Staunton Fine
Arts Board, Women of the Presbyterian
Church, and former chair oi Cotillion
Dana M. Flanders '82, Stauntun. VA
AiummK Association: current treasurer
of Alumnae Board and past secretary
of the Staunton Valley Alumnae
Chapter, admissions and reunion
volunteer, and NETWORK
Career & Community: business
management major, currently in retail
sales, member of Habitat for Humanity
Women's Build. Staunton's 250th
Birthday Committee and Trinity
Episcopal Church choir.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dorian Akerman '92 PEG.
Falls Church, VA
Ahimnae Association: admissions
Career & Community: mathematics
major, political science and business
administration minors; master of
science in accounting. The University
of Virginia; Beta Alpha Psi National
Accounting Honor Fraternity graduate
advisor, financial and management
consultant and consultant/manager
with DCI Publishing, INC.; member of
Chamber of Commerce and
■ ■■:.ic Association: member of
ung Committee. NETWORK
, ui and former class agent.
, ""'^Comjnuniry: political science
■ ':-:'r League of Hampton
Jiiectors of Peninsula
n Roads Academy
1- mher; and secretary
Janet Haddrell Connors '65,
Alumnae Association; Alumnae
Involvement Committee member;
admissions volunteer, chapter
participant, former member of the
MBC Advisory Board of Visitors.
Career & Communit\: mathematics
major, Berkeley Preparation School
Diahann "Buffy" DeBreaux '93.
Alumnae Association: member of
Annual Giving Committee; chapter
and NETWORK participant.
Career & Community: theater major.
director of Staunton Office of Youth-
Kelly Virginia Huffman Ellis '80.
Alumnae Association: chapter
participant, former class agent.
Career & Community: psychology
major. Junior League of Roanoke
Valley; membership vice president,
president-elect; board member of
Family Violence Coalition, active with
Kathleen Ann Jones Flynn '83.
Alumnae Associanon: class agent and
Career & Community: business
management major, former sales
manager in the beverage industry, vice
president of the Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority, ABC Quilts coordinator.
Meals on Wheels, P.R. coordinator for
Margaret Hambrick Glaze '91.
Alumnae Association: admissions
volunteer and NETWORK participant.
Career (Sf Community: communications
major; director of Alumnae Affairs. St
Mary's College; member of the Council
for Advancement &. Support of
Education; member of the First
Judith Payne Grey '65. Montclair, NJ
Alumnae Association: admissions
volunteer, former member of the MBC
Advisory Board of Visitors, admissions
volunteer, chapter and NETWORK
Career & Communitv; French major;
MBA, Columbia University School of
planning; director of Marketing
Fragrance Division, Haarmann Si
Reimer Corporation; cosmetic
executive, Women, Fragrance
Foundation; active with Presbyterian
Margaret Ann Troutman Grover '84,
Alumnae Association: admissions
volunteer, chapter and NETWORK
participant. Leadership Forum
Career 6? Community: chemistry major;
MPA, Georgia College; Master of
Science in logistics in management
administration. Georgia College &.
Career & Communitji: civil servant,
Department of Defense, Defense
Reutilization and Marketing Office;
member of American Society of Public
Administrators, Federally Employed
Women and Federal Women's Program
Sarah Huntington Shanklin
McComas '73. Georgetown, TX
Alumnae Association: chapter volunteer.
Career d^Cojnmuniiy: working towards
a Master's/Ph.D. in English; former
professional actress/singer; former
member of the Junior League of New
York and Baltimore.
Carmen Holden McHaney '73,
Little Rock, AR
Alumnae Association; member of the
Continuing Education Committee,
admissions volunteer, chapter and
Career & Community: public relations
marketing manager with Arkansas
Easter Seal Society; member Little
Rock Arts & Humanities Commission.
Ann Etheridge Shaw Miller '54,
Alumnae Association: board member
since 1992, member of the Alumnae
Involvement and Continuing
Education Committees, Alumnae
Board secretary, admissions volunteer,
Homecoming Events co-chair, class
agent, NETWORK participant.
Career & Communit;y; library science.
East Carolina University, retired
curriculum development specialist and
Magnet coordinator Wake County
schools; AAUW and ADKE
Educational Sotority. NCAE. ACT,
PACE, Who's Who m American Co/leges;
active with Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Bonnie Tuggle Miller '76.
Alumnae Association: homecoming
reunion chair, admissions volunteer,
Career & Community: master's Duke
University; partner. The BrowriMiller
Group, career counseling & career
management; member and chapter
president of American Society for
Training & Development, founding
Board member of Association of
Psychological Type, member of
Leadership Metro Richmond. PTA
member of William Fox Model and
Binford Middle Schools, and
Commonwealth Parenting Center.
Harriet Warren Barksdale Runkle '94
MAT. Sewanee, TN
Alumnae Association; member of
Continuing Education Committee.
Career & Community : educator, former
MBC director of alumnae projects,
member National Association of
Educators for Young Children.
Staunton Office on Youth, editorial
assistant for Seu^anee Theological Review.
Betsey Gallagher Satterfield '66.
Alumnae Association: member of
Homecoming Committee, admissions
volunteer, NETWORK participant,
Career & Community: psychology
major, retired teacher, former President
of MBC Parents Council, active in
numerous local organizations.
Bonnie Jean Brackett Weaver '71,
West Palm Beach, ¥1
Alumnae Association; co-chair Reunion
Giving Committee, admissions
Career & Community': political science
major; M.A. International Studies,
Florida State University; assistant
director for Florida grants at The John
D. & Catherine T MacArthur
Foundation Palm Beach County Grants
Office; member of Cultural Planning
Committee of the Palm Beach County
Cultural Council; chair of the Center
for Creative Education Board of
Directors; active member of Holy
Trinity Episcopal Church school board.
The Mary Baldwin College Magazine
helping young women turn
Clarissa Lara '93
recipient of the Sviych Foundation Scholarship
• from Rockport, Texas
• majored in international relations
• as the director of development for LULAC,
the nonprofit educational arm of the League of
United Latin American Citizens in Washington,
D.C., she oversees the organization's 1 1 educational
centers and secures corporate funding for the
• plans to get an MBA
• dreams of starting a nonprofit organization for
leadership development for minority students
1 can't even begin to tell you how much the Smyth
Scholarship has meant. It came at a time when I
needed financial support, and my father had said
that if I didnt receive more financial aid that year,
I woidd not he going hack to Mary Baldwin. I told
my financial aid officer my predicament, and it just
so happened that the Smyths were coming in that
day. I was one of the first students they helped.
They made a big difference in my life and still
continue to, because we stay in contact. "
The Smyth Foundation Scholarship
was established in 1990 by Gordon and Mary Beth Smyth '47.
recipient of the 1 997 Waldrop Scholarship
• freshman from Newport News, Virginia
• majoring in biochemistry, minoring
in health care administration
• volunteers at the Virginia Living
Museum in Newport News, Virginia
• her dream since she was five years old
has been to be an emergency room
This scholarship literally made the difference
between my being able to go to school or
not go to school. ''
The Waldrop Scholarship was established in 1995
by Louis S. and Harriett IVliddleton Waldrop '48.
• You can help, too, by supporting one
of the many scholarship funds at
Mary Baldwin, or by establishing a
scholarship fund of your own.
For more information, contact
the Office of Institutional Advancement,
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA,
540 •887 •7011.
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and approximately 30 general viewing
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